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Risks of Having Overweight Kids

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In tonight's HealthierMe, a new study reveals that women who are overweight or smoke during pregnancy also increase their risk of having overweight kids. Smoking boosted the risk by nearly half. Researchers say high birth weight and rapid weight gain in the first year of life also contributed to children becoming overweight. There is good news, however: breastfeeding cut occurrences of obesity by 15%.

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